Did Your Teacher Speak the Truth About Earth's Origin?
Students, especially young ones, quite often take the teachings placed before them at face value. One of the teachings presented as an offering before us was the origin of the earth. Were you told matter originating elsewhere was gathered together by the powers that be (gravity) and led to the formation of planet Earth?
If so, then you were like me. And -yes- I too bought into it. Now I am not so sure. I wrote an article as to why that is so. In fact, possibly the Big Bang is suspect. At least that is presented as a theory, and not absolute fact. Well, some scientists presume it to be fact. Check out my article at QuirkyScience : Origin Earth: From External Matter or By On Site Fusion . And, no, I don't pretend what I say is absolute fact.
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